Homeless & Recovery
Hesed House/P.A.D.S. - Aurora
Hesed House provides the homeless with shelter and meals during the winter months: P.A.D.S., a transitional living community; and advocacy. Serving opportunities are available bi-monthly and include: food coordination, providing dinner, serving dinner, packing lunches, checking in clients, preparation of meals, shopping at Sam's, and working the store.
Contact: Hesed House
Wayside Center - Elgin
Wayside offers daytime intervention for the hurting and homeless. They provide counseling services, Bible study, job placement assistance, sack lunches, showers, laundry facilities, clothing, and other household items. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring (training required), facilitating Bible studies, making and serving meals, sorting, and administrative and computer assistance.
Contact: Wayside Cross Ministries
Lazarus House - St. Charles
Lazarus House is a community home that provides shelter, food, encouragement, information, and case management to men, women, and children in need. Volunteer opportunities include making a meal, serving a meal, helping the overnight team, working as a receptionist at the women and children center, landscaping, or cleaning.
Contact: Lazarus House
Master's Touch - Aurora
Master's Touch helps men gain control of their lives through structured programs and biblically based counseling and education. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring (training required and offered), administrative help, and Bible study facilitation.
P.A.D.S. - Elgin
P.A.D.S. provides meals to the homeless through various area churches. Come help serve a meal.
Northern Illinois Food Bank - St. Charles
Northern Illinois Food Bank is the link between the national food manufacturers and local agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, etc.) that serve the hungry directly. NIFB acquires, gathers, handles, and distributes food to hungry people through a network of over 275 agency partners in thirteen counties. To help with food sorting, you must be 16 years of age or older.
Contact: Tammi Vest
Hope Haven - DeKalb
Hope Haven provides shelter and meals to the homeless, assists the homeless in moving into stable housing, and advocates for the rights of homeless individuals and families. Volunteer opportunities include preparing part of the meal on the third Friday or fifth Sunday, providing food for sack lunches, general cleaning, helping with children's activities, emergency call list, and helping in the office.
Contact: Hope Haven
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